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Adair Damman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP002106
Abstract Adair Damman's affiliation with SEIU began in 1981, and Damman worked at SEIU for a number of years, most notably as an organizer. Presently. Damman works as the Legislative Director of Local 925 in Seattle, Washington. These records primarily document Damman's earlier work during the 1980s and 1990s. Much of the material focuses on Local 1864 in Nevada, Local 707 and the Mendocino County Employees Association in California, Local 880 in Boston, and organizing Local 6. Predominate topics are...
Dates: 1977 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1987 - 1998

AFSCME Program Development Department Records, Part 1 and 2

 Collection
Identifier: LR002203
Abstract The AFSCME Program Development Department was created in January of 1973 to deal with matters such as health care, the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, employee protections, career development, and sex discrimination. It was funded by federal grant money until 1975 when the funds ran out, the department was disbanded, and its several functions were taken over by other AFSCME departments. The records in Part I reflect the Department's concerns with women's issues, sex...
Dates: 1964 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1975

Agnes Burns Wieck Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001476
Abstract Labor activist and journalist Agnes Burns Wieck served as an organizer for the Women's Trade Union League, and was a founder and president of the Progressive Miners of America (PMA) Illinois Women's Auxiliary. Ms. Burns Wieck's papers document her work as an advocate for women's rights and the labor movement, particularly concerning the Illinois PMA Women's Auxiliary.
Dates: 1908 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1969

Ann Francis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001817
Abstract Ann Francis, a journeyman pipefitter and member of UAW Local 652, worked at the General Motors Oldsmobile plant in the early 1980's. In 1985 she became a technical instructor in the UAW-GM apprentice program and developed programs to recruit and train women and minorities for the skilled trades. From 1989 until her retirement in 1998, she managed a number of different joint union-management programs for the skilled trades at GM's Lansing plant, the most important of which was the Skilled Trades...
Dates: 1970 - 2003

Ann Shafer Papers

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Identifier: UP001480
Abstract Ann Shafer has lobbied in support of women's issues, including equal pay, sex and employment discrimination, reproductive freedom, and pregnancy disability benefits throughout her career. She began working in 1946 for W.K. Kellogg Company and was active in the American Federation of Grainmillers, retiring in 1983. She has been involved with the Michigan Democratic Party politics, co-founded a chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), and was one of the founding members of the...
Dates: 1950 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Bette Murphy Papers

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Identifier: LP001357
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 148 (Douglas Aircraft-Long Beach), Bette Murphy was the first woman at Douglas to hold positions of supervisor and manufacturing engineer. Murphy's papers document the affairs of Local 148 throughout her career from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Dates: 1942 - 1981

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Records

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Identifier: LR001535
Abstract The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE) was founded at Demopolis, Alabama, in July, 1887 under the name of the Order of Railroad Trackmen, and eventually came to include all workers who build and maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings and other structures of the railroads. Its Grand Lodge headquarters was permanently established in Detroit, Michigan in 1913, and is comprised of System Divisions or Federations, each of which has under its jurisdiction one or more railroad systems...
Dates: 1899 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Carolyn Forrest Papers

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Identifier: LP001594
Abstract Carolyn Forrest began working at JR Winter Company, which she helped organize for the United Auto Workers (UAW). In 1967 Forrest joined the international staff of Region 1E as the first female servicing representative in the UAW and ten years later was appointed an administrative assistant by UAW President Douglas Fraser. In 1993 she was elected an International Vice President. Forest retired from the UAW in 1998.
Dates: 1974 - 1999

Catherine Gelles Papers

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Identifier: LP001253
Abstract A charter member and president of Women's Auxiliary 15, Catherine Gelles served as secretary-treasurer, and later, an international representative, of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women's Auxiliaries, and vice-president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) National Auxiliaries. Ms. Gelles' papers reflect her work in the labor movement and the history of UAW women's auxiliaries.
Dates: 1937 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1971

Coalition of Labor Union Women: Greater Boston Chapter

 Collection
Identifier: LR002430
Abstract The Greater Boston Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) began forming shortly after the creation of the national organization on March 12, 1974. Early in the chapter's formation there were differences in opinion between radical and more moderate members. Members differed on the topics of the chapter’s priorities, membership requirements, and the relationship between the regional chapters and the national organization. This chapter focused on topics of affirmative action, the...
Dates: 1973 - 1982

Coalition of Labor Union Women: Metro-Detroit Chapter Records

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Identifier: LR001614
Abstract The Metro-Detroit Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women was founded as the Wayne County Chapter of CLUW at the Southeastern Michigan Organizing Conference in July 1974. Their goal was to bring together as broad a representation as possible of union women living or working in Wayne County to identify common problems and develop union-centered programs to deal with them. Their records reflect activities concerning strike assistance, affirmative action, ERA, and sexual harassment.
Dates: 1974 - 1995

Coalition of Labor Union Women: Puget Sound Chapter Records

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Identifier: LR001564
Abstract The Coalition of Labor Union Women Puget Sound Chapter was originally known as the Seattle Chapter, but changed its name on July 25, 1979.
Dates: 1984 - 1986

Dorothy Kraus Papers

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Identifier: LP001221
Abstract Dorothy Kraus, wife of Henry Kraus, had a Jewish working class socialist family background. When married to Henry, she helped assist in local Detroit UAW strikes by organizing strike kitchens and leading the Emergency Brigade. Her efforts led to the formation of the UAW Women's Auxiliary.Material in Part I of the Dorothy Kraus Collection relates mainly to the early activities of the UAW Women's Auxiliary, attempts to control the cost of living during the Depression, and to...
Dates: 1920 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1969

Genora and Sol Dollinger Papers

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Identifier: LP000633
Abstract A highly active union advocate, Genora Dollinger was a charter member of the Flint Socialist Party and organized Flint Women's Auxiliary #10 and the Women's Emergency Brigade, which played a crucial role in the success of the Flint Sit-down Strike of 1937. Her husband, Sole Dollinger was an organizer for the Socialist Workers Party. The papers of Genora and Sol Dollinger relate largely to Ms. Dollinger's involvement in the Flint Sit-down Strike, and to a lesser extent, the Dollinger's...
Dates: 1914 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1989

Gloria Johnson Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002326
Abstract In 1993, Dennis Deslippe interviewed International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (IUE) staffer and Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) president and co-founder Gloria Johnson for his book,
Dates: 1993-06-08

Irene Young Marinovich Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 8
Identifier: LOH002328
Abstract In 1974, Susan Hartmann and Lucy Haessler interviewed Irene Young Marinovich, a veteran GM worker and local UAW leader at Detroit auto plants, including the General Motors Ternstedt Plant. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript about the UAW and conditions for women workers in Detroit-area auto plants during the 1930s and 1940s.
Dates: 1974-03-09

Irene Young Marinovich Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002329
Abstract William "Bill" Bryce and Elaine Crawford interviewed labor activist Irene Young Marinovich for Bryce's documentary on Marinovich's life and work in the UAW,
Dates: circa 1991

Jana Pellusch Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 2
Identifier: LP000776
Abstract Jana Pellusch was a delegate to the second national convention of the Coalition of Labor Union Women held in Detroit in 1975. Her papers consist of personal comments and clippings from The Militant regarding the convention.
Dates: 1975 - 1976

Joseph Chrapkiewicz Papers

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Identifier: LP000607
Abstract Joseph Chrapkiewicz began his union career in 1947 as Chief Steward in the United Automobile Workers Local 78, Kelsey-Hayes, Detroit, after which he held various offices in the local. In the 1970s he also edited the local's newspaper, Union Picket.

Chrapkiewicz's papers pertain to his tenure (and his predecessor, Maurice Terpenning's) on the West Side Local 174 & Local 78 Bargaining Committee, as well as various other committees he served on.
Dates: 1946 - 1962

Katherine Pollak Ellickson Papers

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Identifier: LP000321
Abstract Katherine Pollak was active in workers' education from 1927-1934. She worked at the CIO national office from 1935-1937 as an assistant to the director. Her papers include original notes and minutes of the earliest CIO meetings. She returned to the CIO national office from 1942-55 as Associate Director of Research, she focused on Social Security, manpower, farm labor and women and children. At the AFL-CIO national office (1955-61), she was assistant director of the Social Security Department and...
Dates: 1921 - 1989

Ken Morris Papers

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Identifier: LP000331
Abstract Ken Morris served as president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 212 and as director of UAW Region 1B. Mr. Morris was active in community affairs and served in various committees such as the Oakland University Board of Trustees, the Oakland County Mental Health Board, and the National Commission on Unemployment and Compensation. Mr. Morris’ papers relate primarily to his activities as Director of UAW Region 1B, and to a lesser degree, his trusteeship at Oakland University, and reflect his...
Dates: 1937 - 1983

Layle Lane Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
Identifier: LP000439
Abstract Layle Lane was a public school teacher in New York City and active in the American Federation of Teachers and the New York Teachers Guild. She was the first African-American vice-president of the New York City AFT local and chaired their Committee for Democratic Human Relations. Her papers relate primarily to civil rights and the role of African-Americans in American society, including copies of two briefs filed by the AFT in Brown vs. Board of Education.
Dates: 1940 - 1969

Lillian Sherwood Papers

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Identifier: LP000360
Overview Convention proceedings, clippings, and photographs concerning Mrs. Sherwood's service with the Kent County, Michigan, and National Congress of Women's Auxiliaries of the CIO.
Dates: 1938 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1957

Marianna Wells Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001025
Overview Marianna Wells was an active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 50 and Local 3 and served as treasurer of the Detroit local of the Socialist Party. Ms. Wells' papers reflect her involvement with the UAW, particularly concerning Local 3, and document the affairs of the Socialist Party. Michael Harrington, Norman Thomas, The Unity Convention, and The Young People's Socialist League are among important subjects addressed in the collection.
Dates: 1942 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1972

Marjorie Stern Papers

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Identifier: LP000774
Abstract Marjorie Stern worked as on organizer for the American Federation of Teachers in various cities, served seven consecutive terms as secretary to the San Francisco Federation of Teachers Local 61, and played an instrumental role in the creation of the AFT Women’s Rights Committee. Ms. Stern served as coordinator of the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) Task Force on Union Women, and served as a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Ms. Stern’s papers relate to her...
Dates: 1963 - 1985

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Hatcher, Lillian 2
Industrial Workers of the World 2
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North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 2
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Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
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Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 1
Bryce, William 1
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Chrysler Corporation 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Greater Boston Chapter 1
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Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Puget Sound Chapter 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Seattle Chapter 1
Cook, Victoria 1
Cordtz, Richard 1
Crawford, Elaine 1
Damman, Adair 1
Deslippe, Dennis 1
Dollinger, Genora Johnson 1
Dollinger, Sol 1
East, Dennis 1
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Forrest, Carrolyn 1
Francis, Ann 1
Froines, Ann 1
Gelles, Catherine, 1907-1985 1
Glenn, Elinor 1
Haener, Dorothy 1
Haessler, Lucy Whitaker 1
Hartmann, Susan M. 1
Haynes, Donald 1
Heath, Stacey 1
Herrick, Mary J. 1
Holleran, Susan E. 1
Hrabar, Olga 1
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 15 (Detroit, MI) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 25 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-B 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 9 1
Kraus, Dorothy 1
Kraus, Henry 1
Lane, Layle, 1893-1976 1
Legere, Ben 1
McGough, Mary 1
Michigan. Civil Rights Commission. 1
Minnesota Education Association 1
Morris, Ken, 1915-2008 1
Murphy, Bette 1
Pellusch, Jana 1
Public Services International 1
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
Robbins, Matilda 1
Roth, Silke 1
Service Employees International Union. District 925 1
Service Employees International Union. Local 31-M 1
Service Employees International Union. Office Worker Division 1
Shafer, Ann 1
Sherwood, Lillian 1
Socialist Workers Party 1
St. Paul Federation of Teachers (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
Stern, Marjorie 1
Tuteur, Muriel 1
Union Minorities/Women Leadership Training Project 1
United Auto Workers, Women’s Auxiliary 1
United Mine Workers of America 1
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964. 1
United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX. 1
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United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women 1
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